Isaac Hayes, the soul legend behind the Theme from Shaft, has died in Memphis aged 65.
The AP report:
He was also an occasional actor in films like Escape From New York and latterly the TV show South Park where he played Chef.
Hayes also starred in the forthcoming Soul Men, which also features the late Bernie Mac (who also died earlier this week).
Here is the classic Shaft theme:
And this is the music in opening scene from the famous 1971 blaxpoitation classic which starred Richard Roundtree as the title character:
> More about Isaac Hayes and Theme from Shaft at Wikipedia
> Shaft at the IMDb